May is National Short Story Month. Let’s Celebrate!

Do you read short stories? If so, you know how satisfying and enjoyable they can be. If not, here are just a few reasons to start: The plotting will be tighter and the pace quicker, keeping suspense alive and you … Continue reading

Missing Author Found!

In January I included mystery author Susan Kandel in my ongoing series on “Missing Authors.” Susan wrote a series featuring Cece Caruso, a divorced ex-beauty queen from New Jersey who reinvented herself as a biographer of dead mystery writers and … Continue reading

Update: What books are on my nightstand right now?

Last September Sisters in Crime put out a call to bloggers to participate in a September Sinc-Up. My favorite of the seven questions they suggested is “What books are on your nightstand right now?” and I lost no time in … Continue reading